Bowhunter Apprentice Instructor Training Classes Set

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The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) will conduct bowhunter education and firearm hunter education apprentice instructor training classes in April, according to Nebraska Hunter Education Coordinator Mike Streeter.

Streeter said apprentice instructor classes are required for those interested in becoming a volunteer bowhunter education or hunter education instructor. Application forms are available from Game and Parks district offices, conservation officers and hunter education instructors.

In Nebraska, state law requires anyone 12 years of age or older, born on or after Jan. 1, 1977, to have successfully completed a state-certified hunter education course prior to hunting with a firearm. The law also states that all persons 12 years of age or older, born on or after Jan. 1, 1977, must have successfully completed a state-certified bowhunter education course before hunting deer, antelope, elk, bighorn sheep or wild turkey with archery equipment.

Streeter said the bowhunter education apprentice instructor training class will be at the NGPC district office in Norfolk, April 4, 6-9 p.m. The firearm hunter apprentice instructor training class will be April 5, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Hunter Education Center, State Fair Grounds in Lincoln.

Space is limited for both classes. Contact Streeter at (402) 471-6134 or email mike.streeter@ngpc.ne.gov before March 31 to register.